Faithful, July 10, 2016

– Matt. 25:14-30, Luke 16:1-13
– God esteems faithfulness
1. why faithfulness? Ps. 86:15, Deut. 7:9, Ps. 36:5, Ps. 89:8, Ps. 119:90, Lam. 3:22-23, Rom. 3:3, Heb. 10:23
2. the reward of faithfulness
 – eternal stewardship and the eternal joy of the Lord
3. the cost of unfaithfulness
– the power of compound interest
 – when you start matters greatly – the sooner, the better
4. the enemies of faithfulness
a. good intentions (Matt. 5:33-37)
b. no accountability
c. excuses
– Prov. 20:6, Ps. 15:1,4